Rick Warren Devotional 22 August 2022 | Daily Hope Message For Monday
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God Says You Are Capable
By Rick Warren
“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Rick Warren Devotional 22 August 2022 MESSAGE
Did you know that you are fully capable of becoming exactly who God made you to be? You are not incompetent. You are not a nobody. God says you are fully capable.
In fact, every believer in Christ is a priest: “You are royal priests . . . As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9 NLT).
What are you supposed to do as a priest? God says, “I am sending you . . . to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me” (Acts 26:17-18 NLT).
I developed The PEACE plan because of this truth that every believer is a priest. The PEACE Plan wasn’t created for pastors. It was created for every believer around the world to serve in the following ways: Promote reconciliation and plant churches, Equip ethical leaders where there’s corruption, Assist the poor where there’s poverty, Care for the sick where there’s disease and illness, and Educate the next generation where there’s illiteracy.
Because Christ lives in you, you are fully capable of doing these things. Your capability is not based on your own human power. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (NLT). And 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God” (NIV).
But many people live with a gnawing sense of insecurity. They don’t feel capable. Why do people feel this way? One reason is that they’re still believing negative things people said to them years ago. But those things weren’t true then—and they aren’t true now.
Here’s what is true about you: You have God’s Spirit inside you, you’re a priest, and you can do everything through Christ’s strength. In him, you are fully capable.
Talk It Over
- What is your response to God when he says: “I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am. I will not hold your sins against you” (Isaiah 43:25 GNT)?
- Do you feel your life is an example of someone who lives their life “set free” from sin? Why or why not?
- In what areas are you trying to earn God’s forgiveness?
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